Blog: Rohingya Crisis

Human Rights Watch: Updates on Rohingya Crisis

Since August 25, Burmese security forces have been carrying out a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State. Over half a million Rohingya have fled to neighboring Bangladesh to escape killings, arson, and other mass atrocities....

Burma and the Rohingya

As we launch a new site and new blog, it's appropriate that we start with the issue that is on the minds of everyone who works in human rights or who works with the Nobel laureates -- the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya in Burma (Myanmar) and the failure to act on...

Yunus Op Ed on Myanmar:

Bangladeshi economist and 2006 Nobel Peace prize winner Dr Muhammad Yunus calls on fellow laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to choose the path of peace. Reprinted from UAE's The National.      A few miles away from the village in...

Guardian: Massacre at Tula Toli

It was the fast-flowing river that doomed the inhabitants of Tula Toli. Snaking around the remote village on three sides, the treacherous waters allowed Burmese soldiers to corner and hold people on the river’s sandy banks. Some were shot on the spot....

Malala speaks out on Rohingya

Malala Yousafzai, known as just Malala, has joined other Nobel laureates and human rights groups in publicly criticizing her fellow laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, for the treatment of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar. A Pakistani education activist,...

Who are the Rohingya?

July 13, 2015 Today there are approximately 1.3 million Rohingya living in Burma, Muslims in a predominantly Buddhist country. They lived peacefully among the Burmese until 1982, when the constitution of the country "delisted" the Rohingya as Burmese...

Tutu: The Slow Genocide Against the Rohingya

In a speech at the Oslo Conference on Rohingyas, Archbishop Desmond Tutu credits the government of Myanmar for recent reforms, but reminds us all that it cannot "blind us to the ongoing disavowal and repression of its ethnic minorities, the...

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